- Walk around one of the most attractive seaside areas in Japan
- See a beautiful Japanese garden with many historical buildings
- Enjoy the colourful and noisy Chinatown where you can eat delicious food!
Yokohama is Japan's second city and a popular port city with an attractive international atmosphere. Stroll along the seaside park, visit the hill with the foreign residences, see Japan's largest Chinatown and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle!
Yokohama is just 30 minutes south of Tokyo and is the country's most important harbour. The city developed during the later years of the Edo period when it became one of the few ports to be opened to international merchants and missionaries. During the Meiji period Yokohama flourished and many foreign diplomats and traders built their Western-style residences along the slopes of the Yamate Hill. This changed the image of the city and turned it into one of the most attractive places in Japan. Yokohama is home to many entertainment and shopping facilities, museums and factories.
In this full day private guided tour you will visit many of Yokohama's great highlights. The itinerary is open for customization, but we suggest the following must-see sites:
- Sankeien Garden, a beautiful Japanese-style garden built by a wealthy silk trader. It exhibits numerous historic buildings relocated from various parts of Japan. Don't miss the opportunity to have a cup of Japanese green tea surrounded by the pleasant nature in this garden.
- Minato-Mirai area, the centerpiece attraction of Yokohama which consists of the giant Landmark Tower, the theme park World Porters and the attractive shopping malls Queen's Square and Red Brick Warehouses. Be sure to go to the top of the Landmark Tower and enjoy the panorama view from the observatory!
- Yamashita Park and Osanbashi Pier, the most pleasant seaside area of Yokohama where you can freely walk in the spacious green park and enjoy the view of the bay. This place is ideal of lovers of photography.
- Chinatown, Japan's biggest and most colourful one, where you can eat plenty of delicious food and find lavishly decorated temples and shops.
- Motomachi shopping street and Yamate Hill. Both of these place have a distinct Western flavour. You can enter several of the former residences, now turned into museums, or go shopping in the top-class stores of Motomachi street.
Other interesting places worth visiting, if time allows, are the Cup Noodle Museum (located in Minato-Mirai area) and the Ramen Museum close to Shin-Yokohama Station.
Participants: 1 - 20 people
This tour includes:
- The price is per group
- Guide fee
This tour does NOT include:
- Food, transportation and facilities admission
- Entrance to Landmark Tower's observatory costs 1000 JPY. Entrance to Sankeien Garden costs 500 JPY.
What you need to bring:
- Your camera